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Roots in La Jolla gift card


Yelp Rating - 4.0 stars
60 reviews onYelp logo
Location9500 Gilman Dr La Jolla
CategoriesVegetarian, Vegan

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updated: February 21, 2024
AmbienceCasual, Classy
Roots map location
Hurjane V.
Yelp Rating - 4.0 stars05/27/2015
Another specialty dining place on campus! I'm not sure why our school makes a huge deal about being the best Vegan restaurant when the competition probably... read review
Katelyn T.
Yelp Rating - 3.0 stars01/09/2022
I was on a hunt to find some chili cheese fries and read somewhere that Roots had some good ones so I decided to give them a chance. I walked in and ordered... read review
Alyssa L.
Yelp Rating - 3.0 stars04/25/2019
It's great that UCSD offers a fully vegan dining hall, but it falls flat in some ways. Great way to mix it up if you have dining dollars! Also a good place... read review

Business Description

Located in La Jolla, California, Roots is a must-visit for those looking for a delicious, healthy meal. With a focus on vegetarian and vegan cuisine, this restaurant offers a variety of flavorful dishes that are sure to satisfy any palate.

The ambience of the restaurant is casual and relaxed, making it the perfect spot for a laid-back lunch or dinner with friends. One of the standout menu items is Roots' famous chili cheese fries, which are a favorite among customers. The fries are crispy and golden, topped with a generous serving of vegan chili and creamy cheese sauce. It's a dish that's sure to please, even for those who aren't vegan or vegetarian.

But Roots offers more than just fries – the menu is chock-full of mouth-watering options. For something light, try the kale salad, which is topped with avocado, sunflower seeds, and a tangy lemon dressing. Or, if you're in the mood for something heartier, try the veggie burger, made with a homemade patty and loaded with toppings like avocado, pickles, and vegan cheese.

What's more, Roots is located on the campus of UC San Diego, making it a convenient spot for students and faculty alike. The restaurant offers a great way to mix up your dining options if you have a meal plan, and with affordable prices, it won't break the bank.

Overall, Roots is a great choice for anyone looking for healthy, flavorful vegetarian and vegan cuisine. With a relaxed atmosphere and delicious food, this restaurant is sure to become a new favorite.

Gift Ideas for Roots

If you're searching for a unique and thoughtful gift for a health-conscious friend or family member, Roots in La Jolla, California has you covered. With a focus on vegetarian and vegan cuisine, this restaurant offers a variety of delicious and healthy menu items that make for the perfect gift.

One great gift idea is a gift card to Roots. This allows your loved one to enjoy a meal at the restaurant on their own time, giving them the chance to explore the menu and find their new favorite dish. The gift card is a great option for those who live in the area or frequent the UC San Diego campus.

Another great gift idea is a custom gift basket filled with select items from the Roots menu. You can include items like the famous chili cheese fries, a bag of the house-made granola, or even a collection of the restaurant's signature sauces and dressings. It's a unique and thoughtful gift that's sure to delight any foodie.

For those who love to cook, Roots offers a selection of cookbooks that feature some of their most popular recipes. The cookbooks include step-by-step instructions for creating delicious vegetarian and vegan meals at home, making it the perfect gift for someone who loves to experiment in the kitchen.

Overall, Roots offers a variety of creative and inspiring gift options that are sure to delight anyone who appreciates healthy and delicious cuisine. With options like gift cards, custom gift baskets, and cookbooks, there's something for everyone at this unique and beloved restaurant.

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